Target Markets/Applications Dell’s Linux-based solutions are targeted at users who want to gain the advantages of the Linux operating system for more cost-effective server applications. Linux has been described as a solution in key application areas that “is both stable and performs adequately for at least modest workloads” by analyst firm D.H. Brown Associates (Linux, How Good Is It? April 1999). These application areas include low-end to mid-range Web servers, e-mail servers, and LAN file & print servers. With the introduction of Red Hat 7.2, Dell PowerEdge Servers with Red Hat Linux can be effectively used as database servers and data marts due to raw I/O support, large memory support, and an increase in the number of open processes.